5-year-old in custody after gun fired in school cafeteria

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posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 11:19 AM
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Wow, how mental is this!


A 5-year-old brought the gun to Westside Elementary School in his backpack and it discharged in the cafeteria. Nobody was injured.


How does a 5 year old kid get hold of a loaded firearm that has the safety off? Mental, im dumbfounded, amazed, shocked. The parents should be prosecuted





posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 11:24 AM
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That was a toy gun that you buy at the dollar store with caps that make loud popping sounds. Apparently even those are considered leathal weapons these days.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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How have we survived as a species this long....??? It's amazing....thank goodness nobody was injured...that could have been so horrific and this would have ramped up the gun control law debate (for about a month)..



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 11:26 AM
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Geez! What's going on!?!? What's with all the guns in schools??



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 11:28 AM
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Whatttttttttttttt??????? The people couldn't break the news that it was a toy gun two minutes after it happened? I would love to know when the media found out about it and sat on this bit of information...



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 11:31 AM
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I watched the whole video and searched for articles explaining it was a toy gun but so far have found nothing.

Could you please link to where you read it was a toy pop gun?

That would just be crazy! But I'd like to read about it myself.

ETA: I'm still looking and am not finding it. Only references I found about a five year old being detained for a toy cap gun is an older and unrelated incident.
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posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:01 PM
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I have a 357 desert eagle, I bought that gun so my daughter or her friends couldn't chamber a shell. My nephew at the time was 13 and he couldn't even chamber it. I figured that was a good safety feature.

My daughter is 29 years old now, and she still can't chamber it
My wife can't chamber it either
I told my wife before that if someone broke in to fire the gun at the ceiling over the person and the ceiling would probably fall down on them. She remembered differently, she remembers it that I told her to throw the gun at the person to knock them out.
Strange, if she did that they would have a gun. Maybe they would pick it up and take off though, since they got a good prize already, as long as the clip wasn't in it it may be a good false memory..


I'd never leave a chambered bullet in a gun if there was any chance of kids getting ahold of it.
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posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:06 PM
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More proof that people shouldn't have guns- they are much more likely to cause harm than good.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:14 PM
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Gun Safety 101-Lock Them Up Around Children

If you feel the need to retain a loaded weapon for home security, keep them safe from children. Difficult safety switches and difficult loading is appropriate. Teach gun safety.

Dad had a gun collection. I knew how to disassemble, clean and reassemble anything before I was allowed to shoot one. I was 5. If course, in appropriate gun management then resulted in a beating, that frankly, was a good idea.

Felony charges to 'responsible' person. Jail Time. No questions.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:19 PM
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America



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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Kids break locks. Liquor cabinets, medicine chests, porn in a box, guns in a safe, moms car....

Kids break locks.

If you dont want kids getting their hands on things they shouldnt have then dont have kids.
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posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by spartacus699
That was a toy gun that you buy at the dollar store with caps that make loud popping sounds. Apparently even those are considered leathal weapons these days.



Wtf are you talking about?



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by AmberLeaf
Wow, how mental is this!


A 5-year-old brought the gun to Westside Elementary School in his backpack and it discharged in the cafeteria. Nobody was injured.


How does a 5 year old kid get hold of a loaded firearm that has the safety off? Mental, im dumbfounded, amazed, shocked. The parents should be prosecuted



I live in Memphis. Just heard about this at work, I must admit, I was slightly surprised until someone said "Frayser".

Any local here will tell you that nothing is a surprise if it happens in Frayser. That's like the Compton of Memphis, and Memphis is like the Compton of the world, so you can imagine how ghetto it really is.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:48 PM
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Kids don't break locks, if they are scared of the repercussions. I never did. I knew I would get the belt. Plus, most 5 year olds don't have the attention span, let alone the ability to break a lock.


Has anyone found anything yet that mentions this being only a toy gun? If it was a real gun, the parents most definitely should be charged.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by CB328
More proof that people shouldn't have guns- they are much more likely to cause harm than good.


Actually it proves nothing. Because one person does something wrong does not equal everyone doing something wrong. It also does nothing to prove that guns do more harm than good.

What it does prove is that you can't think logically and are prone to using emotional arguments.
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posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 01:20 PM
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The parents should be prosecuted



How do we know if the 'parents' even had guns at home ?

How do we know the kid even knew about the gun ?

How do we know whether or not somebody planted the gun ?

How do we know that somebody from a gang didn't give the kid the gun ?

How do we know this wasn't some feeble attempt to discredit somebody at the school ?

Jealousy runs wild sometimes.



posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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and look at this obvious disclaimer:


Shelby County Schools released the following statement:

"This morning at Westside Elementary School, a Kindergarten student brought a firearm to school in his backpack. While waiting for the opening bell in the cafeteria, the firearm discharged accidentally inside the child's backpack. Nobody was injured, and staff immediately took possession of the backpack. SCS Security and the Memphis Police Department responded quickly, and the matter is now under investigation. There is no evidence at this time of harmful intent; however, weapons of any kind are prohibited on campuses, and this student will be disciplined in accordance with the state's zero tolerance policy. The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Staff is trained to handle emergency situations, and all students were kept safe and calm while this matter was handled."



Sounds like the failures of school districts should be put under a microscope !!!

""and this student will be disciplined in accordance with the state's zero tolerance policy""

As if the 5 year old actually understands the "policies" !!


Who's REALLY the dumb ones here ?

The "Adults" are the problem !!







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